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Inclusive Mentorship Workshop Series

As a part of our goal of enhancing mentorship efforts across Tufts, the Offices of the Vice Provosts for Faculty, Institutional Inclusive Excellence, and Research are piloting a professional development opportunity for faculty who mentor graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and/or other faculty.

Through our partnership with the Center for the Improvement of Mentoring Experiences in Research (CIMER), four Tufts community members  will lead sessions on inclusive mentorship for faculty this fall. The CIMER curriculum is an evidence-based and practical approach to improving mentorship skills and creating a culture of mentoring at institutions where it is offered.

Learn more about the CIMER curriculum. 

By the end of the four weeks, participants will have a better understanding of effective mentoring strategies, tools for addressing difficult situations in mentoring, and greater clarity on their individual mentoring values and approaches. 

Curriculum will include:

  • Introduction to Mentoring and Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations and Assessing Understanding
  • Addressing Equity & Inclusion
  • Cultivating Ethical Behavior and Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy & Plan


These workshops are open to all full-time faculty members with current responsibility for mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and/or other faculty. While currently, the pilot sessions are not open to graduate students, postdocs, or staff members, those who hold a faculty-equivalent position at any Tufts school or center are eligible to apply to participate, regardless of field or title. Participants must commit to participating in each of the four sessions. Please reach out to with any questions.